Saudi king and Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss Yemen

The meeting took place in Mecca Monday.
Monday 12/08/2019
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meets with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Mina Palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 12, 2019. (DPA).
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) meets with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Mina Palace in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 12, 2019. (DPA).

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz discussed the situation in Yemen with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nayhan, on Monday, state-run Saudi TV said.

The meeting, in the region of Mecca, came after the Saudi-led coalition intervened in Aden on Sunday in support of the Yemeni government after southern separatists effectively took over the port city.

The Saudi-led alliance, which includes the UAE, has been battling the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.

(Reuters)